About Kilden

About Kilden

Kilden genderresearch.no is a national knowledge centre for gender perspectives and gender balance in research. We disseminate and promote research on gender, and we function as a hub for gender researchers and all others interested in research on gender and equality.


  • produces an independent newsmagazine with news about research on gender, mainly from Norway
  • owns and runs The Journal of Gender Research
  • carries out information- and communication tasks on behalf of Norwegian gender research communities
  • takes on various communication- and information projects on behalf of external parties

Kilden was established in 1998.  We are an an information centre, organised as an affiliated sub-unit of the Research Council of Norway. We are based at Lysaker in Oslo.

Read Kilden’s statutes.

Kilden’s Newsmagazine

Kilden’s newmagazine covers the field of research, science and academia related to gender - mainly from Norway. We also translate a number of our newsstories to English, to reach an international audience. 

The newsmagazine is run on an independent basis, separate from Kilden’s other informational activities. It is committed to the Norwegian media declaration Rights and Duties of The Editor and the Code of Ethics of the Norwegian Press.

The Editor in Chief of the newsmagazine is Linda Marie Rustad, director of Kilden.

The publisher of the newsmagazine is Kilden’s board.

The Newsmagazine is a member of The Norwegian Specialized Press Association (Fagpressen).

The Journal of Gender Research

Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, the Norwegian Journal of Gender Research, is a well established periodical of dynamic social comments and criticism. The Journal is an interdisciplinary referee-based periodical, that publishes articles, comments and book reviews.

Kilden kjønnsforskning.no owns and runs the Journal. It is published four times a year, in cooperation with Universitetsforlaget and with support from The Research Council of Norway.

Helene Aarseth og Sara Elisabeth Sellevold Orning are the editors of the Journal.

The Journal of Gender Research is a member of the Norwegian Association of Journals.

Information and communication services

Kilden carries out informational, communcations and networking tasks on behalf of Gender Research communities and networks in Norway.

Among other things, we:

  • assist in the organising of various meetings and debates
  • disseminate information about the National Research School
  • developed and assist in running the webpage for the Association for Gender Research
  • inform about the various degrees and courses on gender available at Norwegian universities
  • run up-to-date calendars for conferences, financing opportunities and available positions on gender and research in Norway and abroad


Kilden also manages a number of externally financed projects.

Two or our biggest external projects at the moment are the webpages Gender in Norway, an informational website set up on behalf of among other the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and kifinfo.no/en, the official webpage of the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research.

We have developed content for a number of the research programmes of the Norwegian Research Council throughout the years.

We have also developed reports and papers on gender, research and academia, for the Research Council and other actors.

Kilden has also created a number of websites with historical content on the various aspects of the struggle for women’s rights in Norway during the last century, kvinnehistorie.no - women’s history.no. These are unfortunately not available in English.

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